Calhospital Prepare

The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management Update

The Joint Commission

There are nearly 400 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals/critical access hospitals in California.  This presentation will provide information about:

  • Preparing for The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management session.
  • Interpreting emergency management scoring data which can be used to identify gaps within your organization.
  • Understanding the SAFER® Matrix to help your organization efficiently drive data decisions and prioritize future improvement efforts. 

The presentation will also cover topics gleaned from direct survey interaction with Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, such as preparing and drilling for evacuation, cybersecurity, and workplace violence.


  • James Kendig, MS, CHSP, HEM, Field Director, Surveyor Management and Development Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission
  • Angela Murray, MSN, RN, Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission